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Timeline for 1973
20th century | 1970s

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1973 was the year that Barbara Chesterton took her son John to the British Museum to look at the Roman exhibit. (PROSE: Byzantium!)

On 23 February, the Vietnam War ended with no clear victor. At the same time, Doctor Albert Gilroy invented his artificial intelligence Isley, and Major Geoffrey Redvers arrived home in Chicago from his post in Saigon. (PROSE: Nuclear Time)

On 12 December, Madeline Burton died in Paris from a drug overdose. The Revolution Man cult (also known as "the Second Coming of Ed Hill") collapsed without her influence. (PROSE: Revolution Man)

On 24 December, the Third Doctor pursued Casimer to Sommerton Manor in Shrewsbury. (PROSE: The Sommerton Fetch)

Jo Grant played Aladdin, Mike Yates played Widow Twankey and the Third Doctor played the villain in the UNIT staff Christmas panto. (PROSE: No Future, Timewyrm: Revelation)

A film version of The Three Musketeers was released this year. Genetic material from its principal stars, Michael York, Oliver Reed, Richard Chamberlain and Frank Finlay were used to create Reprises of d'Artagnan, Athos, Aramis and Porthos in Europa in the 33rd century. (PROSE: Managra)

An archaeological expedition led by Aubrey Prior stripped the tomb of Nephthys in Egypt. They told the workers it would be rebuilt in the British Museum. (PROSE: The Sands of Time)

Kathleen Dudman, Ace's maternal grandmother, died this year. Although she was only three years old at the time, Ace distinctly remembered that her mother Audrey cried for days afterwards. (AUDIO: Night Thoughts)

Noël Coward died. He knew in advance that he would die during this year due to his status as a time traveller. (PROSE: Mad Dogs and Englishmen)

The Third Doctor and Jo Grant fought a vampire in Los Angeles. While they were there, they met the horror film star Vita Monet. (AUDIO: The Elixir of Doom)

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